Before & After

Our New Mudroom: The Full Tour!

posted by Andrea | 08/12/2014 | 28 comments

The mudroom is officially finished and we couldn’t be happier! We have plenty of storage for all our seasonal gear and lots of room to grow.

Come take the full tour!

Our Farmhouse Nursery: Baby Boy Style

posted by Andrea | 02/13/2014 | 21 comments

I’m SOOOOO excited to share today’s post with you — probably even more excited than I was to share the giveaways these past two days!

That’s right friends, it’s time for another Farmhouse Nursery Tour — baby boy style!

Nora’s New Big Girl Room

posted by Andrea | 01/16/2014 | 67 comments

After months of dragging my heals, I finally finished Nora’s new bedroom upstairs!

And even though we’re still waiting for Nora to warm up to the idea of sleeping in her new room, I’m thrilled that MY part of the process is finished and I can finally share the “after” pictures with you.

Our New Play Room

posted by Andrea | 12/11/2013 | 31 comments

When we first purchased our home, one of the areas I was most excited about was the large landing area at the top of the stairs. And since we’re in the process of renovating Nora’s new “big-girl bedroom” upstairs, we decided that it was also a good time to transform this landing area into the playroom we envisioned when we first moved in.

After a little paint, carpeting, and a bunch of toys, this is what we ended up with!

Our Filing Cabinet Downsize, Upgrade, and Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/9/2013 | 23 comments

Over the past few years, I’ve been on a mission to use and store less paper.

So I’m supper happy to announce that we recently switched from a MASSIVE 4 drawer, big, bulky filing cabinet to a much smaller, shallower, 2-drawer filing cabinet… with room to spare!

Super Fast Wood Furniture Restoration

posted by Andrea | 10/24/2013 | 24 comments

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about painting — specifically painting and distressing furniture to give it a whole new look.

However, I realize painting and distressing isn’t for everyone… so today, I’m sharing one of the all-time most simple ways I’ve come across to breathe a little new life into old, grungy wood furniture!

Our Landscaping: Before and After!

posted by Andrea | 09/23/2013 | 44 comments

We’ve been finished with yard work for the summer for several weeks already — but I’ve had a difficult time trying to accurately photograph the “after” pictures. It’s so hard when the plants and trees are still small!

I’m sure I’ll be sharing more pictures next summer — but for now, I’m excited to share our official 2013 landscaping before and after shots!

Our New Epoxy Garage Floor – Q&A

posted by Andrea | 09/17/2013 | 15 comments

After showing pictures of our new garage makeover last week, I got an insane number of questions about the garage floor coating. I totally understand why — Dave and I are thrilled with the results. So I decided to send your questions directly to the Monkey Bar expert.

Today’s post has their answers mixed with my comments and photos — and seriously, this floor is amazing!

Everything In Its Place: New Garage Organization with Monkey Bars

posted by Andrea | 09/10/2013 | 26 comments

Last week, I shared how we were able to fully transform our garage from drab to fab in about a week… and I don’t think I need to convince anyone how much we love our new space.

Today, I’m sharing the final pictures of ALL our stuff organized with the new Monkey Bars system. Let’s just say that even I was impressed with how much stuff we could fit in such a small space!

A Family Heirloom Repurposed for Daily Use

posted by Andrea | 07/19/2013 | 60 comments

A few months after Nora was born, I was given the highchair my great-grandma used as a baby. I didn’t want to use it as Nora’s actual highchair, but I had a few ideas for what I could do with the chair, so I hung onto it.

Then, a couple weeks ago, I brought the chair up from the basement and decided it was time to transform it into a useable, functional piece of furniture for our home — what a transformation it was!

What I Decided for the Wall Above Our Couch

posted by Andrea | 12/5/2012 | 34 comments

A few weeks ago, I posed the question, “How should I decorate my living room wall?”

I was super excited and inspired by all the feedback I received — and after a couple weeks of thinking, I came up with an idea that looks fabulous. Come take a look and let me know what you think!

The Big Kitchen Reveal!

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2012 | 69 comments

I’ve been waiting SO long to share our kitchen before and after pictures with you — and I know you’ve been patiently waiting for the after pictures as well.

Last week, our butcher block island counter arrived — which was the last thing we were waiting for. So the kitchen is officially finished! Come take a look!

Tips to QUICKLY Give Furniture a Distressed Look

posted by Andrea | 11/12/2011 | 39 comments

I know a lot of people are intimidated by painting anything… let alone furniture. But I want to assure you that you can do this!

I didn’t know the first thing about painting or distressing furniture when I got started… and now my house is filled with fantastic looking furniture at a fraction of the price!

Our Farmhouse Nursery – The Full Tour!

posted by Andrea | 11/5/2011 | 21 comments

This post has been a long time coming — and even though I’m still waiting on ONE more piece of furniture, I’m so excited to take you on a tour of our “brand new” Farmhouse Nursery!

We basically gutted the entire room and completely started over from scratch {you’ll understand why once you see the before pictures!} I’m simply ecstatic with the end results — practical, functional, and pretty darn cute — and I’m positive our baby girl will LOVE her new room… whenever she decides to make her big debut!

Our Master Bathroom – Before and After!

posted by Andrea | 10/11/2011 | 29 comments

Our master bathroom makeover is FINALLY finished… every last detail is complete!!!

After completely gutting every surface, knocking down walls, new plumbing, new electrical, new windows, new doors, new everything, I finally have a bunch of “after” pictures to share!!

Our Brand New Office

posted by Andrea | 09/29/2011 | 40 comments

When we were looking for a new house, one of our requirements was that it had a nice area that we could use for a home office. We wanted that area to be big enough to accommodate my work, my business, my hobbies, Dave’s school stuff, Dave’s books, and a few fun things too.

And even though it took quite a bit of renovation and knocking out an entire wall — we got exactly what we wanted!

A Simple Curtain Tutorial

posted by Andrea | 09/20/2011 | 7 comments

I made these simple {almost no-sew} curtains for our master bathroom last week — and I was simply thrilled with the results. Plus, they only took about an hour of time and cost less than $2.00!!

See how I used a little burlap, twine, and a few wooden buttons to create these adorable curtains for our home!

Simple Chair Makeover — For FREE!

posted by Andrea | 01/18/2011 | 9 comments

You all know I’m obsessed with Craigslist…right? I’ve gotten so many great deals over the past few years…like this Ikea sofa and this amazing red hutch. Well last year, I scored this FREE Lazy-Boy recliner on Craigslist {I’m sure you can see why it was free}. My original intent was simply to practice reupholstering a smaller piece of furniture — something I’ve always wanted to learn. Plus I had a bunch of heavy canvas fabric sitting around {in the form of a love seat slipcover!} […]